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70 ILCS 705/7

    (70 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 27)
    Sec. 7. All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall, within one month after they are passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in said district, or if no such newspaper of general circulation is published therein, then either by one publication in any newspaper of general circulation within said territory or by posting copies of the same in ten public places in the district; and no such ordinance shall take effect until ten days after it is so published or posted, and all other ordinances and resolutions shall take effect from and after their passage unless otherwise provided therein.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1206.)